According to new statistics, integrating refugees into the German labour market is still a very hard task.
The German liberal party FDP acquired numbers of the country’s second largest city Hamburg and they are devastating: of the 1,067 sampled refugees, only 20 of them had a job.
The FDP party thinks Hamburg’s ‘sluggish’ work and integration program is responsible for the disappointing results. According to the party, particular attention should be given to refugees whose asylum procedure has been successfully completed and who have finished the corresponding language courses at “level B2”.
In the meantime, the refugee work project still costs the Hamburg taxpayer millions of euros. The large German city and the country itself have a shortage of skilled workers as well and need a lot of skilled workers.
For example one in three companies in Hamburg complained about having trouble finding skilled workers for their vacancies…